I met Megan and Sam with Sam’s family when we went on a tour of their beautiful venue, Hollow Creek Plantation. It was so fun getting to meet them, and share a meal at George’s in New Albany after (go there ASAP). On the big day, Megan was absolutely radiant. And super calm. She was ready to marry her man! Sam was laughing and joking throughout the day, and make his signature “Sam face” at the camera quite a few times! We started the day with their first look, which we did right on the edge of the water of the lake where the ceremony was going to take place. The setting was almost as stunning as this two!
Once the ceremony started, Megan rode in with her father on a horse-pulled carriage! It added a super unique touch to the day. They exchanged vows surrounded by friends and family, and the reception followed at the covered pavilion. They cut their gorgeous tiered buttercream wedding cake, and Sam’s golf themed groom’s cake. They danced, drank bottle Cokes and enjoyed the company of those they love best. They ended the night with a sparkler exit, which are so much fun to photograph! Sam’s sister Claire was their videographer, and it was fun working with her throughout the day!
The Wises went on a cruise for their honeymoon (jealous!) and I want to wish them all the best and a long and happy marriage! I just know these two are going to enjoy their journey together so much!
Venue: Hollow Creek Plantation, Ecru
Dress: Kay’s Kreations
Cake: Debbie Hall
Florist: Jim’s Lily Pad Florist
Catering: Nichols Foods and Deli
Hair: Marlee Sappington
Makeup: John Tanner
Videographer: Claire Wise
Claire and David are such wonderful people. I first met Claire when we featured her work at Aspen Bay in Mud and Magnolias, and then I photographed her friend Cara’s wedding last year. This year was Claire’s turn! Every little detail of Claire and David’s wedding was very “them” as a couple. They DIY’ed a lot of the decorations, and Claire even made a gorgeous quilt for David! She worked on it for months in secret leading up to the wedding, she said it was her first time quilting- it turned out amazing! The ceremony was held at the small country church she attended growing up, the Red Banks United Methodist Church. After Claire and David exchanged their vows, everyone headed down the road to Claire’s parent’s home. The guests gathered in the beautiful greenhouse (Claire’s dad has quite the green thumb!), where they ate and drank and hugged and laughed. Their friend played “Such Great Heights” by the Postal Service on the guitar for their first dance, and I definitely shed a tear (one of my all time favorite songs, and the perfect wedding song!). At the end of the day, they said goodbye to friends and family with a bird seed exit! These two are madly in love with one another, and had the perfect day to taking their two lives and officially becoming one. Congratulations Claire and David! All the best to you both in this crazy little thing called love! :)
Ceremony: Red Banks United Methodist Church
Venue: Claire’s parent’s house
Dress: The Barefoot Bride, Memphis
Florist: Kacie Cooper Floral Design, Memphis
Cake: Old Towne Bakery, Olive Branch
Blake chose to do a fall session and a spring senior session, and we just shot his spring session a few weeks ago. He and all the other Lee County seniors graduated last weekend, so congrats to the class of 2017!
It’s so fun when a senior comes into the shoot with a vision they want, and I’m totally willing to work with you to make it happen! Blake knew exactly what kind of look he wanted for each session, and we found locations that worked perfectly. He also wanted to do some photos in front of the new Tupelo signs while wearing his college t-shirt. I’m going to brag on Blake for a second. So not only is Blake super nice, but he is also super smart, and will be attending New York University’s Shanghai campus in the fall! Shanghai! He is going to have such an amazing adventure these next few years, congratulations Blake!
Here are some photos from both his fall and spring session, taken at different locations around Tupelo.